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Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
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I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
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If one really loves a woman, all other women in the world become absolutely meaningless to
one.
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It is a very poor consolation to be told that the man who has given one a bad dinner, or poor
wine, is irreproachable in private life. Even the cardinal virtues cannot atone for
half-cold entrees.
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I hate people who talk about themselves, as you do, when one wants to talk about oneself,
as I do.
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Prayer must never be answered:
if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence.
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A sensitive person is one who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's
toes.
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The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.
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The secret of life is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming.
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I like Wagner's music better than anybody's. It is so loud that one can talk the whole time
without people hearing what one says.
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There is always more brass than brains in an aristocracy.
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When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man
marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.
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It is absurd to divide people into good or bad. People are either charming or tedious.
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People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens
run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.
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The history of women is the history of the worst form of tyranny the world has ever known.
The tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts.
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Moderation is fatal thing. Enough is as bad as a meal. More than enough is as good as a feast.
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Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of
others.
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Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. Women have a more
subtle instinct about things: What they like is to be a man's last romance.
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I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
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That poetic school of artists who imagine that the true way of idealising a sitter is to paint
someone else.
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The mind of a thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-a-brac shop,
all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.
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For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one
gets no sittings, and the other no dinner.
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When a man acts he is a puppet. When he describes he is a poet.
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Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.
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Modern journalism, by giving us the opinion of the uneducated, keeps us in touch with the
ignorance of the community.
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Men are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they
are not.
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We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret is to reproduce that
experience as often as possible.
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There is one thing infinitely more pathetic than to have lost the woman one is in love with,
and that is to have won her and found out how shallow she is.
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The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
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Plain women are always jealous of their husbands. Beautiful women never have time. They
are always so occupied in being jealous of other people's husbands.
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One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
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Being adored is a nuisance. Women treat us just as humanity treats its gods. They
worship us and are always asking us to do something for them.
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